There are a lot of candidates; 11 in all, including 10 current NFL coordinators have interviewed or are known to be on the team’s list of candidates they are interested in. A quick review:
Darrell Bevell, Seahawks . . . Helped make Russell Wilson a top quarterback.
Jim Caldwell, Ravens . . . Took over during Baltimore’s Super Bowl run last season.
Jay Gruden, Bengals . . . Had a top-10 offense in Cincinnati this season.
Greg Roman, 49ers . . . Tutors a QB similar to Robert Griffin III in Colin Kaepernick.
Ken Whisenhunt, Chargers . . . San Diego was fifth in NFL in total offense in 2013.
Vic Fangio, 49ers . . . San Francisco was fifth in NFL in total defense, third in scoring.
Perry Fewell, Giants . . . New York lost 10 games, but was eighth in defense.
Sean McDermott, Panthers . . . Presided over NFL’s No. 2 defense in yards and points.
Mike Zimmer, Bengals . . . Cincinnati was third in NFL in defense this season.
Special teams coordinator:
Rich Bisaccia, Cowboys . . . 30 years coaching, including 11 in charge of NFL special teams.
College head coach:
James Franklin, Vanderbilt . . . Led Commodores to three bowls in three seasons.
If you had to pick one of those 11, who would you most like to see? If you can’t pick one, how about a top three or top five in the comments?